ENGL 271

Nonfiction Workshop: The Art of the Personal Essay

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. This course will acquaint students with the personal essay as a literary genre. Readings will range widely in subject matter, period, and style in order to afford students an understanding of the different ways in which essays can be “personal.” Writing assignments will ask students to engage in different styles, experiment with the conventions and structures common to essays of the past, and explore innovations of the present. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6b